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  • Orthotic tech helps military working dog walk again

    Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military Working Dog (MWD) Hospital here, first started treating SStash last October. A degenerative disease had led to one of SStash's hind legs needing surgery."He's done so much for us and for his country, it's the least we can do," Henderson said.Before being
  • Orthotic tech helps military working dog walk again

    Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military Working Dog (MWD) Hospital here, first started treating SStash last October. A degenerative disease had led to one of SStash's hind legs needing surgery."He's done so much for us and for his country, it's the least we can do," Henderson said.Before being
  • 87th MDG treats four-legged veteran

     It's not every day that you see a canine being treated by the 87th Medical Group, but that's exactly what happened at the radiology clinic on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Feb. 9, 2015.Brix, a drug patrol military working dog from Naval Weapon Station Earle, Colts Neck, New Jersey, received X-rays from the 87th MDG for one of the
  • Healthy canines for a canine

    Military working dog handlers keep busy working with dogs throughout the duty day. But after work, the dogs can't take care of themselves.Caring for a dog can be a lot of hard work. Especially when it's a MWD."This is a job that you have to want to do," said Kyle Tredway, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler. "It's a lot more
  • Paws and Stripes connects vets with service dogs

    A local nonprofit is working to help veterans find a four-legged friend and, with it, peace of mind. Paws and Stripes, based in Rio Rancho, was founded in 2010 by Lindsey and Jim Stanek. Jim, an Army veteran, was sent home with PTSD during his third tour in Iraq. He discovered that he felt much better working with service dogs. Participating troops
  • Defender builds routine to achieve goals

    Staff Sgt. Jesse Galvan enjoys being in the Air Force and what brings him equal enjoyment is the pursuit of fitness, specifically body building.Even before he joined the Air Force, he always had an interest in body building and in the new age of social media, he found himself providing fitness tips and routines to fitness enthusiasts. It wasn't
  • 106th MD keeps furry friends fit to frolic

    One of only a few U.S. military animal clinics on the Korean peninsula, the 106th Medical Detachment cares for the pets of personnel across the entire U.S. Forces Korea area of responsibility. Two veterinarians and two civilian animal health technicians handle everything from outprocessing examinations to tumor removals and other soft-tissue
  • Therapy of four legs

    Air Force Reserve Capt. Allyson Dossman played an integral role on a surgical team during a deployment to Afghanistan, but still had a lot on her plate when she returned home to Massachusetts in January 2013.She married another Air Force Reserve officer and started making plans to move with him to Georgia. Before leaving for the South, Dossman had
  • 376th Expeditionary Medical Group in Kyrgyzstan inactivates

    The 376th Expeditionary Medical Group here inactivated during a ceremony April 5, 2014, ending another era of providing world-class care to troops transitioning through Kyrgyzstan."You were the panacea that kept our Airmen in the fight, enabling combat airpower in Afghanistan," said Col. John C. Millard, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing commander.
  • MWDs wage war on combat stress

    (Editor's note: This is the second in a series on military working dogs at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.)For a military member, the word 'Afghanistan' may bring about thoughts of bombings, gun fire and other war-related memories. For a dog, it's simply a word unknown to them.To prepare military working dogs for deployments downrange, the dogs undergo
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